Image Number: 1355042

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Biological Control
Description:
Giant salvinia damaged by Cyrtobagous salviniae, a weevil whose larvae are extremely effective biocontrol agents against this water weed.
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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Curculionoidea
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Erirhininae
Tribe: Erirhinini
Genus: Cyrtobagous
Subject: Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder & Sands, 1985

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Filicopsida
Order: Hydropteridales
Family: Salviniaceae
Genus: Salvinia
Subject: Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Image last updated:
Thursday, March 17, 2005